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Sunday, February 21, 2016

DIY day.....

Saturday will mark the end of our 5 days of cooler weather as it will begin to heat back up into the mid to high 80's Sunday.....a great day for working outside!  It's been a while since I went to our house in Ontario to take care of DIY* stuff.....there's still a lot to do, so I headed over Saturday morning to dig further into my 'to do' list.  I still need to finish the down stairs bathroom ceiling by sanding the drywall joints I taped the last time I was there, plus fix the rain gutters on the south side of the house that had come loose, clean up the garage, fix the small garage door opener, and straighten up the backyard.

I arrived a little before 1000 hours and got to work on the garage.  The kids had already done a pretty good job of removing most of the stuff they had accumulated, and stored over the last 5 years in the garage, but there is still some stuff left from the 25 years we lived there that needs to sorted through, removed and/or disposed of in the next few weeks.  I divided what was left into stuff that stays with the house (extra paint, stain, tools, etc.), stuff that should be thrown out (TLE will have the final say on that), and stuff that needs to be removed and saved by us, or our kids.

Once that was done and I had swept out the garage  I moved on to the job of fixing the rain gutters, and cleaning a few years leaves out of them, then next it was time to straighten up the backyard.  By the time I was done with the backyard it was after 1300 hours and I was getting hungry, so I called it a day headed for home.  I've still got quite a list of stuff to do, so I'll head back over with TLE on Sunday to try and whittle it down a little more.

It's funny.....when I spend a couple of hours climbing up and down a ladder (fixing the rain gutters) I am reminded that I am getting older.  I felt fine at the time, but later in the afternoon after sitting for a while I found I had gotten stiff, and my ankles were complaining vociferously.....:-/

I spent the rest of the afternoon napping, and watching a few 'A Football Life' vignettes on the NFL channel (212 on DirecTV) which feature one hour documentaries on various NFL stars from the past......very interesting.

TLE made her famous burritos for dinner, and I was in '7th Heaven'......that made 4 consecutive evenings I've enjoyed Mexican fare this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

*DIY = Do It Yourself

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